You will gain a broad understanding of different areas of business on this course. It represents your first step towards a nationally recognised qualification at an advanced level, accelerating your career progress and opening doors to higher education opportunities.
You will need to have at least five GCSEs, of which both English and Maths must be at a minimum of grade 4 (C) or above. Alternatively, a BTEC First Diploma/Extended First Diploma at Merit or Distinction grade will be accepted but this must be accompanied by grade 4/C or above in both GCSE English and Maths. You may be required to undertake a full screening at the College to help us identify which level of study is most appropriate for you.
You will study six units in Year 1 and a further seven units if you progress to Year 2.
A range of units is covered that may include:
This Business BTEC is assessed through assignments, tasks and written exams. The assessment methods for assignments include presentations, posters, video blogs/presentations, observations and various research projects.
Students are strongly advised to purchase a copy of the text book and exam revision books.
You may be required to make a contribution to the enrichment activities undertaken in support of the course delivery, including exciting trips to businesses.
The second year of this programme is the BTEC National Extended Diploma and that is the natural progression route, after which you could then advance to a Higher Education Business programme with Derby College Group by studying the Foundation Degree in Business and Management.
You could also consider going to university to gain a degree in Human Resource Management, Marketing, Law, Accountancy/Finance or Business Studies/Business Management, to name but a few subjects. Another option could be a Business, Customer Service or Team Leading apprenticeship. Derby College Group can help you find the right opportunity.
Former sales productivity manager for Europe, Leila Halilovic, has started her own business as a coach, mentor and consultant. And in preparation for her new venture, she recently completed the level 5 Business Coaching and Mentoring course via Derby College.
Leila, now 32, previously worked for a large London-based global business as sales productivity manager, a high-powered role which regularly took her to Europe and the United States.
She now intends to use her experience of world markets and the software industry to assist other businesses with their growth plans. Leila enjoyed the level 5 and especially liked the opportunity to work with fellow students, many of whom are senior members of staff at Derby College.
It helped her forge new relationships and the two companies she worked with while on the course have since become clients. Leila has a degree in English Language and Literature from Sheffield Hallam University but found the coaching course helped enrich her business language.
She added: “I learned new terms and a more rounded way of expressing myself in business. I found the course helpful. It was all done online because of covid restrictions but that was fine with me.
Coming from a computer software industry background I’m familiar with it and I’m extremely comfortable working remotely. I thoroughly enjoyed acquiring new skills and am thinking of enrolling on another Derby College course in September.
The nature of my business means I can work locally, nationally and internationally. There’s a lot to do, such as getting a new website, but I’m really excited to be working for myself as an independent business development consultant and business coach.”
I thoroughly enjoyed acquiring new skills and am thinking of enrolling on another Derby College course in September.